West Ham legend calls for fan peace ahead of Southampton clash


One West Ham legend has asked fans for no repeat of the actions that were taken in the Olympic stadium against Burnley earlier in the month.

The game was marred by several incidents of fan trouble including fighting in the stands.

Not only that, some fans decided to storm the pitch and one was even confronted by Mark Noble.

That also lead to fans trying to storm the director’s section of the stands.

Now, Hammers royalty Sir Trevor Brooking, who was also in the director’s section at the time of issues, has called for no repeat.

“I said the day after the Burnley game that any supporters who don’t feel they can back the team for 90 minutes should stay away for the time being – and I stand by that,” he explained.

“If you are a genuine West Ham fan, then any grievance or issue has to be put to one side while the team are trying to battle clear of the bottom three.

“The players, of course, have a responsibility, too. They will be aware that their performances need to improve and, of course, that does put pressure on them. But adding to that pressure by creating negative vibes in the stadium certainly cannot help.

“I have heard suggestions that some supporters would welcome relegation as an opportunity for wholesale change. Frankly, that is nonsense. Dropping out of the Premier League means that the big improvements which many fans are demanding simply won’t be able to happen.

“Relegation for a club the size of West Ham, with the seventh highest wage bill in the division, could be hugely damaging to our long-term future.”

West Ham’s stadium changes before Southampton to benefit owners

While members of the club are asking for peace, it’s not certain that they will listen.

Now, the club have made stadium changes before the Southampton game.

Click here to find out what they are.

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